By Calvin Palmer
Seven people were today found murdered and two others critically at a mobile home near Brunswick, Georgia, in what police describe as the area’s worst mass killing in 25 years.
The bodies were found at the New Hope Plantation a few miles north of the port of Brunswick after a family member called 911 around 8:00 a.m.
Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering called it the worst mass slaying in his 25 years of police work.
“This is a record for us. We’ve never had such an incident with so many victims,” Doering said. “It’s not a scene that I would want anybody to see.”
He would not disclose how the victims died or their identities but it is believed they were shot.
The two injured victims, believed to be juveniles, were taken to a hospital in Savannah, 60 miles away. Their condition is described as critical.
Doering said the investigation was ongoing but police were not looking for a suspect and that no manhunt was planned. He did not elaborate.
Lisa Vizcaino, who has lived at New Hope for three years, said the management works hard to keep troublemakers out of the mobile home park and that it tends to be quiet.
“New Hope isn’t rundown or trashy at all,” Vizcaino said. “It’s the kind of place where you can actually leave your keys in the car and not worry about anything.”